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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By m6pwr
I believe BMW shortened the U.S. oil change...

I believe BMW shortened the U.S. oil change interval to 10k mi in the U.S. in belated recognition of the lower gas quality here in the U.S. - - specifically, the sulfur content which has a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-28-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By m6pwr
Couple of thoughts - "The M car 1200 mi...

Couple of thoughts -

"The M car 1200 mi drain as certain proof that the first 1200 mi drain should be done on all BMW's - - to wash out excessive wear metals, of course". On the TWS 10w60 M's,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By m6pwr
Try Robert Grace, Internet Mgr at Valencia BMW in...

Try Robert Grace, Internet Mgr at Valencia BMW in L.A., tele 661-288-7166. With dealer discount and BMW to customer incentives, I got over $7800 off sticker a couple months ago on a 2014 335 M Sport...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By m6pwr
The oil change interval is 10k miles or one year...

The oil change interval is 10k miles or one year which ever comes first. Which do you think will come first in your case? The iDrive gives not only mileage but date due for the next oil service.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By m6pwr
Well, lets see . . . Dave Farnsworth, a...

Well, lets see . . .

Dave Farnsworth, a columnist in the ROUNDEL, seems to grasp what eludes some here when he says, "Driving an excellent but slower car quickly is a hoot, something you can enjoy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By m6pwr
Well said N2UF. I think the 328d may be the most...

Well said N2UF. I think the 328d may be the most under appreciated BMW ever, except for maybe the famous "eta" engined three and five series back in the eighties - but the 328d is much, much better...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-18-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By m6pwr
Thanks. I was close. Your explanation covers it.

Thanks. I was close. Your explanation covers it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,585
Posted By m6pwr
Also check with Robert Grass, Internet Mgr at...

Also check with Robert Grass, Internet Mgr at Valencia BMW. Valencia has a huge inventory (around 500 cars at any one time). Call don't email; tele: 661-288-7166. He's quick and up front. No...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By m6pwr
The oil pump is electric not chain driven as in...

The oil pump is electric not chain driven as in times past when its output or cooling was based purely on engine rpm's, and in that sense "reactive" and often playing catch-up to the cooling needs of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
Read this confessional from an ASE certified...

Read this confessional from an ASE certified mechanic - http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3091836/1. My personal experience has been that techs know a lot about wrenching -...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
You're absolutely right. I don't know why I get...

You're absolutely right. I don't know why I get involved in these discussions. Like waking up from a bad dream at the Flat Earth Society. Myth, superstition, hearsay = oil threads.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
[QUOTE=beden1;8461029]It doesn't look like you've...

[QUOTE=beden1;8461029]It doesn't look like you've kept a car long enough to even change the oil?

That's the truth. Of late anyway. But I have done extended oci's on non BMW daily drivers, some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
More anecdotes; ...

More anecdotes;

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1143203&fpart=1
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
There are no proven benefits (where's the data?)...

There are no proven benefits (where's the data?) - other than peace of mind. Credible data, not anecdotes. Credible data that shows more frequent oil changes than spec'd by the oem will prolong the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
Congratulations! You just increased the wear in...

Congratulations! You just increased the wear in your engine for the next 2 or 3 thousand miles.

Consider the following -

The Ford/Conoco-Phillips study: " As in the previous study, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
I had a e92 M3. I did a uoa on the 1200 mi drain...

I had a e92 M3. I did a uoa on the 1200 mi drain and was quite surprised to find it significantly different from the TWS 10w60 service fill. It was a somewhat thin 30 weight, with a very modest...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
If you insist on doing the completely...

If you insist on doing the completely unnecessary, be sure to use an oil that is BMW approved LL01 (it will show on the back of the bottle). May I suggest, Monsieur, Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5w40, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
10k oci is long? :rofl: ha,ha,ha,...

10k oci is long? :rofl: ha,ha,ha, -http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894011

You are perhaps coming from a brand of car that uses cretinous conventional dino oil?

In the U.S.,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By m6pwr
What you've heard is paleo-tech enshrined as myth...

What you've heard is paleo-tech enshrined as myth and superstition. There is no need - or benefit - in changing the oil so soon in a modern BMW filled with a modern synthetic oil.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By m6pwr
May be linked to the hurricane going up the east...

May be linked to the hurricane going up the east coast. I tried several times to call BMW Customer Service 800 number and got a recorded message about all circuits blocked/busy.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-28-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By m6pwr
I didn't understand your question. What you're...

I didn't understand your question. What you're apparently looking for is how to determine the best deal or best selling price you can get on any particular BMW model. Pricing services like the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-28-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By m6pwr
Sites like http://www.edmunds.com/ will give you...

Sites like http://www.edmunds.com/ will give you the retail and invoice costs of a car. I've found their figures to be accurate. Edmunds won't show the Training and MACO fees that the dealer pays...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,192
Posted By m6pwr
[QUOTE=minn19;8407014] . . . What worries me...

[QUOTE=minn19;8407014]
. . . What worries me about BMW is that they don't seem to quick to admit when they screwed up and there is a problem from what I have read. At least Toyota warrantied the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By m6pwr
Not sure I understand the OTD price, but I have a...

Not sure I understand the OTD price, but I have a 2014 335 lease $57065 msrp with same 36/10k terms, no money down, with $580 mo payments, fees and taxes incl., from dealer in L.A.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,588
Posted By m6pwr
"Serious"? I certainly never thought of myself...

"Serious"? I certainly never thought of myself as that back in the day at BMW CCA HPDE. My home track was Summit Point, WV. It had about a 1/3 mile straight with a 180 hairpin at the end. In the...
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